(Reuters) – The 2020 Tokyo Olympics includes 33 sports. Karate is one of five sports added to the program for the Games. Here are some key facts about karate at the Olympics. Introduced: The IOC announced in 2016 that karate – along with baseball/softball, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing – would be included at the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday and handcuffed in court, a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men. Once one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, Weinstein, 67,
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders came under fire on Monday for comments about late Cuban President Fidel Castro, while moderate rival Joe Biden rolled out an affordable-housing plan in South Carolina, the next state to vote. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks an outdoor campaign rally in Austin,
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NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s first coronavirus case, an Iranian theology student, has been detected in the holy city of Najaf, the health ministry said on Monday, leading authorities to briefly close the gates to one of holiest sites for Shi’ite Muslims. Iraqi demonstrators wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus,
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KIEV (Reuters) – When Ukraine Health Minister Zoriana Skaletska felt her messages about the coronavirus epidemic were not cutting through, she decided to join nearly 100 people in a quarantine facility to stop panic from spreading among the general public. Ukraine’s Health Minister Zoriana Skaletska wears a protective suit and a mask while speaking with
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